Has Potential - Needs TLC
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Overall Score (2.2)
Tee pads (1/5): There were no tee pads to speak of. The 1 point awarded here is simply for the tee posts. There are 2 tee "posts" per hole. The ones that are blue on top are the longs, reds are shorts.
Baskets (4/5): Surprisingly nice baskets for a course that no one seems to care about. New looking (bright yellow tops) Discatchers, and they caught great! The only qualm here was the fact that several baskets are overgrown with weeds and severely need to be weed-whacked. My girlfriend missed a putt on hole #7, but it hung up in the air, on the edge of the basket anyway, thanks to a bush growing up through it!
Layout/Design (3/5): Yet again, surprised here. The design of the course was actually intricately thought out... a trait you don't often find on a 9 hole course. You get 3 or 4 fully wooded holes, and the rest play along the woods (with VERY thick rough). There are some hyzers, some annys, and some hallway shots. #4 is a very unique hole, in that it is a double dog leg through a tight hallway. There are no tee signs, and the course doesn't loop well from #1 - #9. I couldn't tell where to park, so I kind of made my own parking spot. This course is very difficult to navigate, but certainly challenging and well-designed.
Scenery/Surroundings (1/5): Bring water. No trash cans, no benches, nothing to look at except for a couple silos and corn. At least the fairways (in the open) were mowed. This course, however, needs so much TLC its ridiculous. (TLC = tender love & care, if a little slow lol) The spiderwebs are so huge, thick, and abundant on holes #5 - #7. I don't know about you, but my this isn't my cup of tea when it comes to fetching my disc. At least mosquitoes weren't bad. I don't know if that's because of how dry it has been lately or because of Spiderweb City on hole #5! All of the wooded holes were so terribly overgrown that I found myself carrying my girlfriend through them (large in part to a review a read on here about poison ivy). Poison ivy sucks, by the way. I saw no wildlife, probably because there's no water around. The only positive about the surroundings was the fact that we had the course to ourselves!
Likeliness to Return (2/5): I would like to return to this course in a few years to see if anyone has decided to care for it. STRAIGHT UP POTENTIAL HERE. I would consider playing a tourney here because I know that the course would undergo some cleanup for a tourney. Otherwise, I would not return to play this course in the condition that its in.
*You will probably find no one else at this course.
*Wear high socks/cover legs
*The path from hole #4 to tee #5 is very hard to see because the weeds are so high. Its a mulch path leading into the woods, down the hill near #4's basket.
*Its difficult to tell where #8's basket is from the tee. The best time to get a look at #8's basket is while you're approaching #7's tee in the woods. The basket you see at this moment is #8's basket.
*I strongly recommend taking a photo of the hole layout on the course sign at #1. You will want to use this photo for reference throughout the course.
Other Thoughts: This course is actually awesome for being a 9 holer. And considering the fact that I didn't see a single soul playing while I was there. And because its on the outskirt of a small town that I'm surprised would fund a course so nice that no one will play. Obviously, they're not funding the maintenance... can't blame em. People of Le Roy and the surrounding area... play disc golf!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The layout of the course is very challenging and would, if the course were kept up better, be very fun to play. There are two tees on each hole which, if the course were not over grown, would make it good for beginners and more experienced players. The only times I've been, I've been the only person out there so it's not like you'll have to wait in line.
Cons: I have never seen so much posin ivy in one place. I played in the summer of 2007 and there is literally a field of poison ivy. It's a shame because if the course looked like the posted pictures, it would be a lot of fun. On one of the holes, the basket was completely overgrown by vines which--by the way--make pretty decent chains. The holes in the woods are almost unplayable unless the course has been recently mowed. Otherwise, throw something fast and hope it can cut through the roughage.
Other Thoughts: Again, would be a pretty fun course if someone napalmed the poison ivy and kept up the holes. A lot of big, long shots that would be a lot of fun.
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